4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet and about 2 teaspoons cilantro butter)

Any mild white fish such as cod, flounder, or orange roughy would also be delicious in place of tilapia. Serve these brightly flavored fillets with sautéed spinach or a green salad.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 3 ingredients; sprinkle over both sides of fish. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Coat both sides of fish with cooking spray; place in pan. Cook 3 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness. Place fish on a serving platter; squeeze lemon quarters over fish.

Step 2

Place butter and remaining ingredients in a small bowl; stir until well blended. Serve with fish.

Ratings & Reviews

MaryD1054's Review

July 22, 2014
Very good weeknight recipe. Not spectacular, but very tasty and easy. I took the other reviewers' advice and tripled the spice mix as the tilapia filets were large (and could have used even more spice, I think). I added 1/2 - 1 t of garlic powder to the spice mix, too. Added a good squeeze of fresh lemon juice to the cilantro butter as it needed some additional pizazz. Slathered the cilantro butter on filets while still hot in the pan, then topped filets with fresh pico de gallo salsa (chopped red onion, tomatoes, jalapenos, cilantro and avocado) on the plate. Served with a grilled corn and black bean salad. Ole!

daneanp's Review

February 06, 2014
Wow, super easy and super yummy. The whole family loved it - even my picky teenager. Served with roasted garlic couscous and steamed broccoli.

teafortwo's Review

October 15, 2013
I thought this was a super easy and fast recipe that was delicious for a weeknight meal. My family loved it. I will be making this again.

tinkerbellmt9's Review

August 28, 2013
Easy great tasting tilapia. My husband is a picky eater but loved this dish!

ideesj's Review

August 21, 2013
I would definitiely make this dish again. I would make this dish to serve to guest. It is simple to make and comes out delicious. I did, however, alter the recipe. i took the advice of one of the reviewers here. Added 1/3 cup Pank bread crumps, pan fried for 3 minutes, then baked for 5 minutes at 425 degrees. It came out so good that I even forgot the butter cilantro sauce. However, I brought the sauce with left overs for lunch and yummmm...

Andie626's Review

August 21, 2013
So easy to make! My family loved it!!! Looked like a gourmet meal served in fancy resturants!!

my2jlove's Review

August 19, 2013

BMolano's Review

March 27, 2013
I love tilapia and I love this recipe! It's tangy, spicy and anything with cilantro rocks so this is a definite keeper!!

SheWhoMustMac09's Review

January 06, 2013

maggieelms's Review

August 06, 2012
This was a fantastic meal. I highly recommend it. I would definitely double the spice for the fish but that would be it. Everyone loved it in my house.